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Lucian Freud's First Illustrated Book

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[POETRY/ART] The Glass Tower: Poems 1936 - 43.  Color Plates, Designs, and B/W Drawings By Lucian Freud

good copy of a collectible Lucian Freud item, jacket priced 8/6,  some toning, a fore-edge bump (rear cover) and light edgewear to the jacket.  The DJ, cover imagery, title design and illustrations, both full page and in the text, including 3 color plates on unbacked glossy paper-- all by Lucian Freud.

Title: The Glass Tower: Poems 1936 - 43. / Drawings by Lucian Freud

Publisher: Pl  [Nicholson & Watson / Editions Poetry, London]

Publication Date: [1944]

Binding: Hardcover, illustrated paper over boards, yellow and black; cloth spine.

Book Condition:  Good.  Binder's glue has darkened gutters of some images.

Dust Jacket Condition: Good

Edition: 1st Edition

Lucian Freud, 1922-2011.  The dj blurb refers to the poetry as "simple, spontaneous, lyrical, fantastic, satiric,...showing a well-developed social sense and a knowledge of contemporary affairs," adding that the "drawings , in the same mood, are by the young painter, Lucian Freud."  "I just used to read them and look for words I liked.  Animals and so on.  Definitely done for the money: I got l40 in cash."  All the same, this work stands as the first book fully illustrated by Freud.  "I designed it all: the jacket and the binding yellow and black on the front black and yellow in reverse on the back." (Quotes from The Lives of Lucian Freud Vol. 1, by William Feaver/ Knopf 2019.)
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